Amanda Gaggioli (2022)
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2022-2023)

Amanda recently completed her Ph.D. in Classics and Archaeology from Stanford University with a dissertation titled "Earthquakes and the Structuring of Greco-Roman Society: The Longue Durée of Human-geological Environment Relationships at Helike, Greece." She received an M.A. in Anthropology at Stanford and her B.A. in Archaeology and Classics with a minor in Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. Amanda’s research includes interdisciplinary approaches that combine ancient textual, archaeological, and natural scientific approaches to past human-geological environmental relationships, in particular earthquakes and associated seismic phenomena, in the eastern Mediterranean. Her research interests include resilience, political ecology, postcolonial theory, archaeological science, geoarchaeology, soil micromorphology, archaeoseismology, traditional environmental knowledge, and the eastern Mediterranean. Her research includes fieldwork in Cyprus, Turkey, and Greece, spanning the third millennium BCE to fifth century CE, that aims at understanding how people impacted and responded to environmental conditions and change. This work has been supported by a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, a National Geographic Early Career Grant, and a Multi-Country Fellowship with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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